I will just touch upon some aspects of the (partial) federal government shutdown in just this 1 post because in approximately 10 days when I blog again, I hope I am not writing about it again. Usually I try not to blog about the #1 thing in politics, but this shutdown has been building for weeks and is dominating the headlines in such a way that there’s no way to avoid it. I’d like to thank POLITICO for their in-depth coverage of all the facts and drama coming out of DC, because I still don’t know how they’re able to stand the hypocrisy, ridiculousness, and histrionics that occur on a constant basis.
I have to agree with the other pundits, the most powerful line from the Republic National Convention came from Paul Ryan:
“College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.” (Quotes from Paul Ryan’s VP Speech to the RNC 2012)
It is true that some, maybe most, people who voted for Obama are a little disappointed with his presidency. If you really look at the last 3 1/2 years, you can either blame Obama for everything or blame the anti-Obama forces instead. It is really hard to determine what Obama is really responsible for, but you definitely cannot blame him for everything, or maybe anything, if you’re trying to at least appear to be fair.
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